The clock is jumping forward an hour on the morning of Sunday, March 8, robbing us all of a precious hour of sweet, sweet sleep.
It’s likely you’ll wake up that day wanting to hit the snooze button, and it might take a while for your internal clock to adjust to the change. This dreaded time change is known by many as the Daylight Savings hangover.
Making that period go by faster can be difficult on your own but there’s tech out there to make the transition smoother. Best Buy has put together a carefully curated collection of products designed to help improve your sleep and get you back on track so you can rise and grind once more. Here’s some of what they’ve got to offer.
As peaceful as the flickering light of a candle can be, you really don’t want to fall asleep with one burning. Instead, try out the iHome Zenergy Meditative Therapy Candle, which is both safe and full of neat features to make you extra sleepy come bedtime. This multi-functioning design uses meditative lighting and tranquil sounds to soothingly relax and focus your mind and body, so it is easier to fall softly into slumber. It features eight sound modes including yoga-inspired breathing, and you can choose from four light therapy programs as well. We’re getting sleepy just thinking about it!
Sometimes it’s hard to fall asleep to the sound of silence, especially when your mind is racing. Research has shown that falling asleep with some calming, soft noise in the background can actually make you feel sharper and more rested. This sleep machine has 22 unique pre-installed sounds and a 3.5 mm connector for headphones or portable speakers, so you can float your way to dreamland the way that works best for you.
This one’s actually pretty simple. The sleep monitor slips right under your mattress and tracks your sleep cycles, heart rate, and breathing (AKA snoring). It then analyzes your data, providing you with custom reports and coaching to help you sleep better for longer. Here’s a bonus: it’s also compatible with Alexa, so you can just ask her for the scoop when you wake up all bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.
Okay, so you asked Alexa about your sleeping habits and she said you have a horrible snoring problem. Time to go back to Best Buy to pick up a super-special mask, also driven by an app, to correct your position and adjust your breathing. It tracks your sleep performance and improvement over time, so you can ensure you’re getting a solid eight hours.
Meditating before bed can really get you in the zone to tuck yourself in and nod off. This multi-sensor headband helps you build a consistent meditation practice by offering real-time feedback on your stats (tracked in the Muse S app). It comes with guided meditations and relaxation techniques as well, to help you on your way to dreamland.
This waterproof advanced fitness tracker can help you get a deeper understanding of your body, your health, and your progress. In addition to tracking your steps, it tracks your heart rate, calories burned, goal progress, and sleep — so you can snooze soundly and wake peacefully by monitoring your light, deep, and REM sleep stages.
This friendly little bot is a smart bedtime companion who just wants to help you enjoy the benefits of a tranquil sleep. Its huggable design helps you feel the robot’s rhythmic inhalation and exhalation physically so you can subconsciously match its rhythm. This process helps regulate breathing and lets you fall asleep faster (and sleep for longer!).
Before that Daylight Savings hangover hits, check out this tech in-store or online. Best Buy Blue Shirts are available in-store to help you make sense of new technology and provide tips on how to best integrate their functionality into your life.
Take a trip to your nearest location and discover how to work your new gadgets. Sweets dreams, people!